If we’re talking easy, inexpensive, and beautiful handmade gift ideas, this one covers everything. Add in gorgeous packaging and it will go the distance to slay the receiver. We all love and care for beautiful packaging, yes??
I had plans to share this DIY during the holidays, but now it’s clear to me why it waited till now: the packaging. I recently came across these adorable little containers with mini wood spoons at Michaels and immediately thought yea I should make some bath salts. Also, April’s Michaels Makers challenge is to come up with a Mother’s Day (May 8th, mark it!) gift idea, which this idea is perfect for, especially for anyone celebrating many and all mothers they know since these are so quick to put together in large batches.
I referred to this guide for the basic rundown on how to make bath salts to come up with this concoction for grapefruit rosemary bath salts:
1 cup bath salts or Epsom salt
1 cup pink himalayan salt
10-15 drops essential oil (I used grapefruit)
2 tbsp rosemary
Just mix it all up in a bowl and pour into your containers. Pow.
There’s a lot of enthusiasm over the benefits of pink himalayan salt, but my main motivator for using it is that it’s very pretty. I know you agree. It’s also probably the priciest material in this mixture, so the proportion can definitely be reduced to cut cost, or you can use dye on the clear salt for your own creative colored result.
I love the way rosemary pairs with grapefruit, plus adding herbs to the mixture gives it a very beautiful organic detail. Really, you can go wild with any combo of salts, essential oils, herbs, and flowers. Think lavender oil with lavender flowers, rose oil with rose petals, vanilla with cinnamon… any other combos you’ve tried or would like to?
To see more Mother’s Day gift ideas from the other Michaels Makers, visit The Gluestring blog!
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19 comments on “DIY Grapefruit Rosemary Bath Salts”
Imma need to go to Michaels and get me some of those little jars asap! These are so pretty!
Thanks, Bre! I got some extra to keep after gifting ;)
I would love to make these as a thank you gift to my aunts for hosting my bridal shower. However, I can not find the cute little containers on Michael’s website. Do you have a name for them that might be easier to search for? Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Hi Emily, unfortunately they’re not on the Michaels website, but if you visit one of their stores it should be in the small gifts section.
These would make a perfect thank you gift, or even a bridal shower favor! Thanks, Emily!
They look like something you could find at World Market!
Hobby lobby if there is one near & available. They’re glassware is usually 50% off too. You can spend less & get great glassware at a fraction of the price.
This is such a sweet (and easy) gift idea – thank you so much for sharing! x
Thank you Jamie-Lee!
LOVE the grapefruit/rosemary combination for this! Such a good idea! And I am adding Michael’s to agenda tomorrow to see if I can find those cm jars with the spoons. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!
This looks so lovely! Would be the perfect gift for a girl friend.
Thanks for sharing.
Yea I know I’d definitely love to receive something like this. Thanks, Emma!
Great DIY! I looked online for those containers but can’t find them. Have you seen them on their site?
Hi Judy! They’re not on the site but you can find them at a Michaels store in the small gifts section.
This is such a great hostess or little girl for a girlfriend! Inspired me to try a few different scents but definitely grapefruit. Yummy!
This sounds so lovely! I’m so making this! x
Hi! These are beautiful – officially on the Christmas craft list this year. I feel silly for even asking, BUT, what the heck: Is the rosemary fresh? Or did you get it dried from the spice aisle?
Thanks, Aleksandra! Not a silly question at all. It’s dried from the spice aisle.
I just came across this post and I have a silly question. Where does everyone find the bath salt and theven Pink Himalayan salt please?
Michaels has bath salts, or you can use Epsom salt which is at the grocery store. Pink Himalayan salt I found at Whole Foods!